Previous Speaking Engagements

2021

Doug Blecher – Podcast – Autism Stories – March – Talking about better communication to support autistic people at work and in all areas of their lives. Listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/autism-personal-coach

From Speaker to Trainer – Toastmasters International training course – 06 March – 7 hours

Professional Speaking Association – Keynote – Why you should consider putting on a TEDx event – 04 March

Trainer Talk Local Telford – Host of trainers networking group – How to use video to build a marketing campaign online. – 18 Jan – 2.5 hours

Toastmasters International – Corporate Club Officer Training – 60 mins – What TM has done for me in 11 years – 23 and 24 Feb ( 2 sessions)

From Speaker to Trainer – Toastmasters International training course – 05 and 12 Feb – 7 hours

Toastmasters International – How Toastmasters is a fantastic opportunity for Autistic adults – 31 Jan

Toastmasters International – District 91 Webinar series – Youth Leadership Programme – 60 mins – January

Starts hosting/moderating on Clubhouse App – The Autistic Interpreter 5pm Mondays, All about Neuro-diversity 12noon Thursdays, The Maverick Paradox 5pm Wednesdays – from January

2020

Toastmasters International – District 91 Webinar series – Area Director’s Calendar guidance – 60 mins 13 Dec

Kay Reeve interview. #10 Sam Warner: Communications Expert – ASD and Career Coaching.  1 hour – December 2020 Facebook live 

Diversity & Inclusivity Day with Jim Berrisford – 25 November 2020 – 6 hours

SteelHaven Conference – Diversity Dynamics workshop – www.steelhaven.info – 21 November 2020 – 1 hour

From Speaker to Trainer – Toastmasters International training course – 13 & 20 November 2020 – 6 hours

Neuro Diversity Self Advocacy organisation – 3 Videos – Starting and staying in a job, Getting on with your boss and Creating a support network – www.ndsa.uk – 10 November 2020

BBC Radio Shropshire – Cool Seat with Jim Hawkins talking about Get Your Message Across, Autism, Communication, Shropshire Speakers and more – 06 November 2020 – 30 mins

The Maverick Paradox Podcast – Talking about Autism in the workplace. www.themaverickparadox.com – 03 November 2020 – 1 hour

The Power of Niching – Small Business Support Network – 29 October 2020 – 1 hour

Confidence – Choice – Control Conference – Talking about taking control of your own planning, execution and self-care routines. – 12 September 2020 – half day

Toastmasters International, District 71, Division E, Area 39 – The Effective Evaluation webinar – 28 October 2020 – 1hour

Marches Growth Hub – Getting your message across (series of 4 sessions) included Niching, Podcasting, Leveraging LinkedIn and a panel. – September 2020 – 4 x 90mins

Ludogogy TEDClimate Panel on Gamefication – Panel discussion on the role of gamefication in persuading people to make changes (my angle was for autistic people) – 10 October 2020 – 2 hours

Diversitea! – Chris Allen Podcast – Talking about autism in the workplace – 08 September 2020 – 1 hour

Telford Business Club – How to use Zoom for your business – 08 September 2020 – 30 mins

BBC Radio Shropshire with Mark Elliott – How learning presentation skills changed my life – 31 August 2020 – 1 hour

How to Stand out on Zoom – Shropshire Youth Support Trust – 20 August 2020 – 90 mins

How to find your Niche – Shropshire Youth Support Trust – 14 August 2020 – 90 mins

Telford Business Club – Why Niching is so important to grow your customers – 11 August 2020 – 30 mins

Youth Leadership Program training – Overview and construction of course for Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters – 08 August 2020

Area Director Huddle – organising your calendar for the year ahead – D91 Toastmasters Webinar series – 01 August 2020

Effective Evaluation Training – for Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters keen on improving their feedback skills. – 24 July 2020 – 1 hour

Trainer Talk Local Telford – Trainers networking group – discussing how to build a marketing campaign online. – 16 July 2020 – 2 hours

European Trainer Network – Niching gets you the right customers FAST! – 11 July 2020 – 40 mins

Your BullyProof Life – Podcast – https://www.marilise-de-villiers.com/your-bullyproof-life – 08 July 2020 – 1 hour

Professional Speaking Association Staffordshire – Rules of Engagement – 16 June 2020 – 30 mins

Online Video Strategy for beyond lockdown – Shropshire Youth Support Trust – 11 June 2020 – 90 mins

Converting your offline business to online – Shropshire Youth Support Trust – 26 May 2020 – 90 mins

Toastmasters International – District 71 Finalist for Evaluation Contest – 24 May 2020

How to use Zoom – Virtual online webinar – open course 21 May 2020 – 90 mins

Using Video to record interesting content – Shropshire Youth Support Trust – 07 May 2020 – 90 mins

Using Zoom for interviews, podcasts and live-streaming to Facebook or YouTube – Shropshire Youth Support Trust – 05 May 2020 – 90 mins

Youth Leadership Program Overview & Panel – D71 Toastmasters International conference – 02 May 2020

Converting your offline business to online using Zoom – Shropshire Youth Support Trust – 01 May 2020 – 90 mins

CIPD Shropshire – How to embrace and include neuro-diversity at work- 30 April 2020- 1hour

60 Second Pitch & Presentations – Ludlow Women’s Hub – 20 April 2020 – 1 hour

Presenting yourselves online – Women in Business – 16 April 2020 – 1 hour

Trainer Talk Local Telford – Pricing Strategy – 03 April 2020 – 2 hours

Trainer Talk – Online Interview with Sharon Gaskin – 02 April 2020 – 1 hour

BBC Radio Shropshire – Appearing as an autism expert – 27 March 2020 – 10 mins

Content Creation Workshop (Videos) – Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) – 19 March 2020 – 1 hour

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) – 60 Second pitches – 26 February 2020 – 30 mins

Trainer Talk Local Telford – Using cheap video equipment to get luxe results – 07 February 2020 – 2 hours

2019

Radio Plus Coventry – Morning Show with Christine Charles – Talking about Autism – 16 Nov 2019

Trainer talk Local – Telford  – Get Your message Across – How to ask for what you want – 08 November 2019 1hr

BBC Radio Shropshire – The Seven O’Clock Show – Talking about public speaking and Autism – 23 Oct 2019

TEDxTelford – What Next? – MC & Licensee – all day 21 Sept 2019

Trainer talk Local – Telford  – How to use video for your business from your own home with your own kit – 09 August 2019 1hr

RNN Group at Rotherham College – Confidence in the Classroom and Beyond – 61 people – all day – 02 July 2019

Share Radio – Interview – How to delegate effectively 01 July 2019

University of Wolverhampton – From tech-speak to lay-speak – how to get your message across to funders and colleagues. 20 June 2019 1 hr

Toastmasters International – Keynote “The Transition from Follower to Leader” – D95 Conference Gothenburg, Sweden 10 May 2019 1 hr

Toastmasters International – 60 Second Pitches workshop 1 hr – D95 Conference Gothenburg, Sweden 10 May 2019

Toastmasters International – Applying Altruism to Autism – D91 Conference, Ashford, Kent 3-5 May 2019

Toastmasters International – Division D91J International Speech Contest Chair – 07 April 2019

Toastmasters international – Finding a Great Speech Topic – Better Speaker Training Day 26 Jan 2019

Deutsche Bank  Birmingham – How to Think on your feet and say what you mean – 4-7.30pm 20 Feb 2019

Welshpool Network & Thrive event – How to prepare presentations for networking (including 60 second pitch) 24 Jan 2019

Toastmasters International – Area J11D91 Club officer training #1 (3 hours) – Cheltenham, Thurs 21 Jan 2019

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Telford, 60 Second pitches presentation and workshop 17 Jan 209 1 hr

2018

St Michael & All Angels Church – Eulogy for family member – 16 Dec 2018 30 mins

Toastmasters International – Workshop “Diversity in your club” – Didcot Civic Hall 28 Oct 2018 45 mins

TEDxTelford – Not Business as Usual – MC & Licensee – all day 29 Sept 2018

Toastmasters International – Area J11D91 Club officer training #1 (5 hours) – The Great Malvern Hotel, Thurs 11 August 2019

Toastmasters International – Area J11D91 Club officer training #2 (3 hours) – The Great Malvern Hotel, Thurs 16 August 2019

Shrewsbury WiRE – “Selling from Stage” 28 June 2018 1 hr

University of Wolverhampton – Symposiarch for Celebration Event – 14 June 2018 2hrs

University of Wolverhampton – Workshop “Tech-speak to Lay-speak 14 June 2018 1hr

Telford Business Club – “From terrified to Terrific” 40 mins 12 June 2018

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Shrewsbury, 28 February 2018 18:30-19:00 Using Video for Business http://www.wireuk.org/networks/shrewsbury-wire-net…

2017

Youth Leadership Program – Madeley Academy, Telford September 2017 for 10 weeks

BBC Radio Shropshire– Jim Hawkins show with Ryan 10:30 Wednesday 23 August talking about Shropshire and Ludlow Speakers and Public Speaking in general.

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Telford 21 July 2016 The Art of Selling Face to Face http://www.wireuk.org/networks/telford-wrekin-wire…

BBC Radio Shropshire– Jim Hawkins 10-12:00 – 28 April for Found Sound

BBC Radio Shropshire – Jim Hawkins 10-12:00 – 30 March for World Autism Awareness Week. 

Rodington Church – Eulogy for family member 11 March 2017 30 mins

Youth Leadership Program – Thomas Telford School, Telford January 2017 for 10 weeks.

Shropshire Speakers – Wed 29 March 7.30-10pm Contest Chair for International Speech and Evaluation Contests. Ramada Hotel, Telford.

2016

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop Negotiation and Assertiveness – (Finding your inner strength and asking for what you want).  Thurs 26 Jan 18:00-19:30 http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop, Motivating and Inspiring Others (partners, customers, suppliers, sponsors and team-members)  18 Nov 18:00-19:30  http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

Youth Leadership Programme, Toastmasters International, Sept-Nov 2016 for 10 weeks for Madeley Academy, Telford for 12 students. http://www.madeleyacademy.com

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop, Problem Solving (Methods of approaching problems, asking for help, facilitation of teams and research.) 26 Oct 16:30-18:00  http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

Ludlow Bizmums – People Buy People – the art of selling yourself without selling your soul. 10:00-12:00 27 Oct.  Monkey Mania, Lingen Road, Ludlow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1038276522878055/

Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program – What’s Your Legacy? 23 Oct 2016 10:00-10:45  Aston Court Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL

The Better Speaker Series Training Day 02 Oct 2016 Bridgnorth Community Hall, 10-part session 10:00-15:00. Sponsored by www.shropshirespeakers.org.uk

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop, 22 Sept 2016 – People Buy People (The art of selling yourself without selling your soul.) http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

Network With Style 13 Sept 2016 – How to turn your lounge into a video studio for a few quid!  http://www.networkwithstyle.com

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop, 22 August 2016 – Project Planning (including Transformation maps, waterfall, and agile.) http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

The Bridge SchoolTraining day for Summer school teachers and assistants 01 Aug 2016 12:00-16:00http://www.thebridgeschool.co.uk

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Telford 21 July 2016 How to use FaceBook Ads without getting rejected! http://www.wireuk.org/networks/telford-wrekin-wire…

Wake up and Live workshop, 16 July 2016 14:00-15:00 “The Power of No”. http://www.tonybrassington.co.uk/wake-up-and-live

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop, 13 July 2016 16:30-18:15. Negotiation and Assertiveness (Are you getting the opportunities you want? Doing your homework and structuring your thoughts.) http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

Shrewsbury Growth Hub workshop, 22 June 2016 10:00-12;00. Presenting Yourself Digitally and Marketing campaigns.  Included platforms, presentation skills, video tips, tools and show reels.  http://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk   http://www.optimisingbusinessbroadband.co.uk/our-b…

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop, 21 June 2016 16:30-18:15. Presentation skills, 60 second pitch, Video and presenting a solution. http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Workshop, 10 June 2016 16:30-18:15. 22 Ways to Organise your life and business. http://www.systbusiness.co.uk

Natasha Edwards Forever Living Sizzle, 26 May 2016 19:00-19:30 Presentations and 60 second pitches for MLMs.

Toastmasters International District 71 Limerick Conference workshop, 14 May 2016 10:00-11:00. The Autistic Toastmaster. http://d71toastmasters.org

Bizmums Apley Farm workshop, 20 April 2016 10:00-10:30, 60 second pitches and presentations for networking groups. https://www.facebook.com/events/936798203102100/

WiRE Conference Workshop. 06 April 2016. 14:00-15:00. People Buy People – How to sell yourself without selling your soul. Included storytelling, 60 second pitches and finding your confidence to connect with your audience/customers.  http://www.wireuk.org

Toastmasters International District 91, Division J, Area 22 Evaluation Contest Target Speaker (“Pink Puddy Paws”) 20 March 2016 12:00-16:00

Youth Leadership Programme, Toastmasters International, 01 March 2016  for 9 weeks for Ercall Wood Technology College, Telford. 10 students.  http://www.ercall-online.co.uk

Toastmasters International Leadership Excellence Series Training day 21 Feb 2016 10:15:00 http://www.toastmasters.org/en/Shop/Education/prog…

Telford Business Club 09 Feb 2016 18:00-18:30 Presenting for the Mildly Terrified. http://www.telfordbusinessclub.com

Toastmasters International Area 39 & 6 Officer Training workshop 30 Jan 2016 10:00-10:40 The Autistic Toastmaster

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Shrewsbury, 27 Jan 2016 19:00-19:30 Presentation delivery tips http://www.wireuk.org/networks/shrewsbury-wire-net…

BBC Radio Shropshire 05 Jan 2016 10:00-10:30 Autism Awareness for undiagnosed adults. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01603m8

The Bridge School Training day for teachers and assistants 04 Jan 2016 09:00-16:00 http://www.thebridgeschool.co.uk

2015

Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Telford presentation, 17 Dec 2015 10:30-11:00 Presenting on Video. http://www.wireuk.org/networks/telford-wrekin-wire…

Toastmasters InternationalDistrict 71 Black Cat Conference, 14 Nov 2015 19:00-23:30 Master of Ceremonies for Opening Ceremony and dinner evening.

Wake up and Live workshop, 31 Oct 2015 14:00-15:00 Leadership vs Followership. http://www.tonybrassington.co.uk/wake-up-and-live

Toastmasters International Division E Humorous and Table Topic Contest Chair, 25 Oct 2015 12:00-16:00 http://toastmasterclub.org/orgdata.php?c=15

Network With Style workshop 13 Oct 2015 11:20-12:00 Presenting for the mildly terrified. included 10 tips for preparing your content, and 10 tips for delivering your content. http://www.networkwithstyle.com

Skinsincere Charity Launch Ball Master of Ceremonies 09 Oct 2015 18:00-23:00 https://skinsincere.co.uk/blog/2015/10/skinsincere…

ShropGeek Rebellion Talk – 24 Sept 2015 20:00-21:00. You just don’t understand (helping to bridge the gap between neurotypical thinking and ASD processing) http://www.shropgeek.co.uk

Youth Leadership Programme, Toastmasters International,  22 Sept 2015 for 9 weeks for Madeley Academy, Telford. 15 students. http://www.madeleyacademy.com/news/650/year-11-you…

Toastmasters International Area 39 Officer training day – Host, 23 August 2016. http://toastmasterclub.org/portal.php?page=1

Toastmasters International District 71 Robin Hood Conference 17 May 2015 10:00-11:00 Target Speaker for District Final of the Evaluation contest. (“Would you bottle it?”)

Youth Leadership Programme, Toastmasters International, 13 Jan 2015 for 10 weeks for Abraham Derby Academy, Telford 10 students. http://www.abrahamdarbyacademy.org.uk

Youth Leadership Programme, Toastmasters International, 16 Jan 2015 for 10 weeks for West Walsall Academy, Telford 10 students. http://www.wwea.org.uk

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